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HP, Nokia and industry associations write to ITC supporting Apple and Microsoft against Google

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Google's (Motorola's) pursuit of U.S. import bans against the iPhone, the iPad and the Xbox over standard-essential patents has large parts of the information and communications technology industry concerned. Simultaneously with the Federal Trade Commission's public interest statement asking the ITC to refrain from outright exclusion orders over standard-essential patents...
HP, Nokia and industry associations write to ITC supporting Apple and Microsoft against Google

NBC Retracts Complaint, Guy Adams Is Back On Twitter

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Independent reporter Guy Adams Twitter account was restored today. It was suspended after Adams tweeted NBC President of the Olympics Gary Zenkel’s email address. Adams tweeted in two parts, “Twitter emails to tell me: “we have just received an update from the complainant retracting their original request…Therefore your account has been unsuspended.”...
NBC Retracts Complaint, Guy Adams Is Back On Twitter

Celebs must clearly identify sponsored tweets, UK body says

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Here’s a warning to brands using celebrities as Twitter advertising vehicles – UK regulators say such tweets must be clearly identified as marketing. Two English football players have fallen foul for these tweets for Nike… My resolution – to start the year as a champion, and finish it as a...
Celebs must clearly identify sponsored tweets, UK body says

Summer heat in the courtroom: Apple has four Android-related patent trials this month

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The big Apple v. Samsung trial in California (by the way, its primary hashtag on Twitter is #iCourt, though some also use #appsung) is by far not the only Android-related patent trial for Apple during this month of August. I thought it would be a good idea to provide a...
Summer heat in the courtroom: Apple has four Android-related patent trials this month
Inquiry: 'Reckless' UK press needs new regulator

FrostWire Seizes Domain Name From P2P Scammer

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For more than a decade all sorts of shady companies have ripped off novice file-sharers by tricking them into downloading scam products. The sites in question appear to offer downloads for software such as uTorrent, Vuze, LimeWire and FrostWire, but these free clients come with a twist. In some cases...
FrostWire Seizes Domain Name From P2P Scammer

Google-HTC patent purchase agreement under pressure in Delaware

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This is a follow-up to a post I did in July on clues to the terms of a Google-HTC rent-a-patent agreement that had only one purpose: to give the Taiwanese device maker some temporary ammunition to use against Apple. A few months ago, the ITC already threw out five of...
Google-HTC patent purchase agreement under pressure in Delaware

Google files complaint to seize GooglePlay.com to complete Android Market rebranding

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The rebranding process for Android Market is in high gear after Google announced this week that it would now be referred to as “Google Play“. All of the content that is currently available from Google will be available under this umbrella. Here’s what the company had to say about the...
Google files complaint to seize GooglePlay.com to complete Android Market rebranding

Microsoft follows Apple’s lead, filing an EU antitrust complaint against Motorola Mobility

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Microsoft has announced today that it has filed an antitrust complaint against Motorola Mobility with the European Commission. As with Apple, which submitted its own complaint last week, the issue at hand is the soon-to-be-Google-owned company’s alleged abuse of patents it holds which are required to be licensed to others...
Microsoft follows Apple’s lead, filing an EU antitrust complaint against Motorola Mobility

Samsung succeeds in blocking Ericsson's assertion of 15 additional patent claims in ITC investigation

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Ericsson overplayed its hand with its attempt to add 15 claims of U.S. Reissue Patent No. RE43,931 to the ongoing investigation of its ITC complaint against Samsung. In an order issued yesterday and published today, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) David Shaw denied Ericsson's motion for the related amendment. Judge Shaw...
Samsung succeeds in blocking Ericsson's assertion of 15 additional patent claims in ITC investigation

ITC to review initial determination on Microsoft's complaint against Motorola Mobility

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The Commission, the six-member decision-making body at the top of the ITC, just gave notice that it has determined to "review in part" the final initial determination of an Administrative Law Judge on Microsoft's complaint against Motorola Mobility.Microsoft originally asserted nine patents and, in a streamlining effort that is common...
ITC to review initial determination on Microsoft's complaint against Motorola Mobility

UK ISPs may have to unmask Internet trolls, as politicians debate overhauling defamation laws

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It’s taken time for defamation to go digital it seems. The UK’s defamation laws are more comfortably set in times for print and television than they are suited to the fast pace and activity we see online. A defamation bill [PDF]  is to be debated in the House of Commons...
UK ISPs may have to unmask Internet trolls, as politicians debate overhauling defamation laws

Ericsson denies bad faith as ITC judges set schedules in two cases involving Samsung

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This is an update on three recently-instituted ITC investigations involving Samsung Electronics (but not Apple, for a change).Ericsson denies bad faith in connection with reissue patentOn Monday Samsung opposed Ericsson's motion to amend its November 30, 2012 complaint, arguing that the assertion of the '888 patent was made in bad faith...
Ericsson denies bad faith as ITC judges set schedules in two cases involving Samsung

PCC censures two papers for running an inaccurate story

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The Press Complaints Commission has upheld a complaint made against two free weeklies for running an inaccurate story.Rebecca Morris complained about articles in the Stourbridge News and Halesowen News, both headlined "Model pix cop has quit force", which stated that she was "carving out a second career as a motor...
PCC censures two papers for running an inaccurate story
Former Hostgator employee arrested, charged with rooting 2,700 servers

Twitter racist abuse of Newcastle's James Perch investigated by police

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• Durham police take up issue after complaint made• Defender had been involved in game with LiverpoolA police investigation has begun after another Premier League footballer was racially abused on Twitter. Officers were contacted when Newcastle United's James Perch was targeted on Sunday after a clash with Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe...
Twitter racist abuse of Newcastle's James Perch investigated by police

ITC lets Google intervene in Nokia-HTC case -- but denies it the status of a co-defendant

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Last month, Google brought a motion to join the ITC investigation of Nokia's complaint against HTC as a respondent (i.e., as a co-defendant alongside HTC). Nokia opposed this motion, while HTC supported it.In an order that entered the public record today, Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender granted Google's motion...
ITC lets Google intervene in Nokia-HTC case -- but denies it the status of a co-defendant

German court stays Nokia-HTC patent case over enterprise admin feature

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Judge Andreas Voss ("Voß" in German) of the Mannheim Regional Court just announced an order to stay a Nokia v. HTC patent lawsuit over a feature giving enterprise IT administrators remote control over the availability of certain features on employees' Android devices. HTC was found to technically infringe this Nokia...
German court stays Nokia-HTC patent case over enterprise admin feature

Google has to delete offensive autocomplete results, German federal court rules

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Google has to remove search suggestions from autocomplete in Germany if the results are offensive, the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe ruled Tuesday. The court upheld a complaint by the founder and CEO of a company that sells nutritional supplements and cosmetics on the Internet, who was only...
Google has to delete offensive autocomplete results, German federal court rules

Typosquatting sites ‘Wikapedia’ and ‘Twtter’ have been fined $300,000 by UK watchdog

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Two so-called ‘typosquatting’ websites that directed unsuspecting Internet users to sites pretending to be Wikipedia and Twitter have been forced offline, with the respective owners fined £100,000 ($156,000) each. The act of typosquatting involves individuals or companies registering domain names that are similar to other popular domain names, but differ...
Typosquatting sites ‘Wikapedia’ and ‘Twtter’ have been fined $300,000 by UK watchdog

DA’s Office Dismisses Sexual Assault Charges Against Execs From Swedish Startup Klarna

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Mr. Adalberth via Cruchbase The New York District Attorney's office has dismissed sexual assault charges against Niklas Adalberth and Jens Saltin for allegedly sexually assaulting a a 19-year-old girl at the W Hotel in Midtown. Both men work as executives for the Swedish startup Klarna, which has venture capital backing...
DA’s Office Dismisses Sexual Assault Charges Against Execs From Swedish Startup Klarna

Apple and HTC confirm recent settlement talks, will continue discussions in the future

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In a Friday filing that entered the public record today, Apple and HTC confirm to the ITC that they have had two recent settlement meetings, one during the week of August 13, 2012 and another more recent one. They have not reached a settlement but will continue to have such...
Apple and HTC confirm recent settlement talks, will continue discussions in the future

Twitter restores reporter's account, tweet with NBC e-mail remains

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Two days after his account was suspended, the U.K. reporter who touched off a media kerfuffle about corporate control of speech is back on Twitter. The Independent’s Guy Adams, who made his name bashing NBC’s Olympic coverage, reappeared on the service midday Tuesday. Here’s a look at his return plus...
Twitter restores reporter's account, tweet with NBC e-mail remains

Sexual Assault Case Dismissed For Executives Of Billion-Dollar Startup Klarna

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A few weeks ago two Klarna executives were arrested.  Jens Saltin and Niklas Adalberth allegedly sexually assaulted a teenage girl at the W Hotel in midtown Manhattan. Adalberth is one of Klarna's co-founders, and Saltin is the vice president of sales in the Netherlands office. Klarna is a billion-dollar...
Sexual Assault Case Dismissed For Executives Of Billion-Dollar Startup Klarna

Twitter reaction to Ched Evans case shows rape culture is alive and kicking | Amanda Bancroft

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Some tweets directed at the woman raped by Evans may be punishable, but the attitudes that led to them are deeply embeddedOn Friday afternoon, the Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans was sentenced to five years in jail for raping a 19-year-old woman. His co-accused, Port Vale footballer Clayton McDonald, was...
Twitter reaction to Ched Evans case shows rape culture is alive and kicking | Amanda Bancroft
Ron Paul asks UN to strip RonPaul.com domain ownership away from supporters

Twitter now posts takedown messages for tweets that violate copyrights

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Under a new policy, Twitter will leave a placeholder message when it removes content resulting from a complaint by a copyright holder. Previously, the content was removed entirely, making it more difficult for people to figure out why it disappeared. "In an effort to be as transparent as possible...
Twitter now posts takedown messages for tweets that violate copyrights

Italy blocks 27 sites suspected of aiding file-sharing

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Italian authorities have recently ordered that two dozen file-sharing websites be blocked in Italy, the largest such move since American authorities seized over 80 domain names in 2010. The blockage—which occurred at the DNS level and can be routed around—was ordered (Google Translate) by the Public Prosecutor of Rome....
Italy blocks 27 sites suspected of aiding file-sharing

Google tipped off EU authorities over Microsoft's $732M browser boo-boo, report claims

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When Microsoft got fined $732 million by the European Commission on Wednesday for reneging on an agreement to give Windows users a clearer choice of browser, an interesting question in the back of many people’s minds was how on earth no-one noticed the browser choice screen’s omission for more than...
Google tipped off EU authorities over Microsoft's $732M browser boo-boo, report claims

News Council to live webcast hearing on Seattle Time series, sparking debate over public vote

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The Washington News Council will hold a hearing Saturday morning on a complaint against the Seattle Times by one of the subjects of its 2012 “Price of Protection” investigative series. It’s the seventh hearing in the 15-year history of the group, which describes itself as the state’s only operating media...
News Council to live webcast hearing on Seattle Time series, sparking debate over public vote
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